Church of Saint John the Baptist of La Couronne

Historic site and monument Religious heritage Church
  • Église Saint-Jean Baptiste


Built in 1669 in the village of quarrymen, At the corner of the bell tower, the artisans have engraved their signatures. Inside: the showcase of quarry tools.
Since the Middle Ages, a village occupied the place called La Couronne Vieille, on the coast, not far from stone quarries where many fishermen went to get supplies. It is found named for the first time in an act of the mid-fourteenth century. Its inhabitants were parishioners of the Saint-Genies

In 1666, new quarries were opened on a nearby site soon named La Couronne. The population that resided on the coast came to settle there: a church was thus built, dedicated to Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and a parish was erected, like branch of Jonquières.

Today, Saint-Jean-Baptiste parish of La Couronne still exists, but La Couronne has become a district of Martigues
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General information
  • Environments :
    • Village centre
  • Period :
    • 17th C
Church of Saint John the Baptist of La Couronne
Place des traceurs de pierres
La Couronne
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Eglise Saint-Jean Baptiste de La Couronne
Place des traceurs de pierres
La Couronne
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.338118
Longitude : 5.052652
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